Deaf Studies

Deaf Studies Trip to Cape Town, South Africa

September 23, 2019

A group of Deaf Studies students and faculty in front of a sign saying "Cape Town"

The Deaf Studies department went to Cape Town, South Africa June 17-July 3. We spent two weeks learning South African Sign Language, visiting Deaf schools and businesses, exploring museums such as the Nelson Mandala Museum and the Slave Lodge as well as spending time with locals in Langa, a local township, and EDeaf, a Deaf vocational school. Most of the students had not traveled outside of California, so our 24 hour flight was quite the adventure and learning experience. The students will be sharing their PhotoVoice Project that looked at Deaf activism in South Africa throughout the semester on campus and at two national conference. We will also have an exhibit on the 2nd floor in the hallway of Manzanita Hall October 1- December 2. Here are the dates for local events.

South Africa presentation
Where: Black House
When: Tuesday, October 1st
Time: 6:30pm- 8:30pm

Deaf Studies Social Justice Conference
Where: Northridge Center
When: Friday, November 1st
Time: 11:30-12:30pm

People seated in chairs presenting to a group of others who are seated A group of standing people speaking in ASL to a group of seated listeners in a classroom A group of Deaf Studies students posing for the cameraA group of trip participants seated in front of djembe drums